What graphix card should i get for WOW?

By OniSMart
Apr 6, 2007
  1. hi guys
    im tryin 2 buy a computerfor WOWand i dont wanna spend 2 much money on it, mybudget for the desktop is 650 bucks
    anysuggestrion of what i should get?likemother boards graphix card..
  2. Coth

    Coth TS Rookie Posts: 56

    I would have a small shop build you a computer instead of going to Best Buy or other ripoff place, you're basically paying for their storefront.

    Do you have a hard disk already? Keyboard/mouse? Do you need a monitor? Have you ever built a computer before? If you can build it yourself you might save a few bucks but small shops can really build cheaper than a do-it-yourself thing. I'll post what I would suggest when it comes to parts in an hour with items from newegg.
  3. OniSMart

    OniSMart TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey thx for the reply..
    nah lol i dont have any knoledge about computers
    and i have no idea about anything..gosh lol
    dam this is giving me a headache
    i got my eye set on this:
    core 2 duo e6300
    1gb ddr RAM
    250gb hard drive
    18x dvd burner
    nicida 7100gs hyper 512 ram
    build in HD audio giabite lan usb
    mouse and keyboard included(logitech)
    for 1100 AU
    abit over my budget but u think its worth it?
    and can it play WOW without lag in big cities?thx
  4. Coth

    Coth TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Here you go...

    Here's a part list and prices. It DOES NOT include case/power supply. Add +$100 for that give or take $30

    ASUS M2A-VM Socket AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: M2A-VM
    Item #: N82E16813131172

    $69.99 $69.99

    eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    Model #: 256-P2-N554-AX
    Item #: N82E16814130017

    $137.99 $137.99

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Orleans 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA3200CWBOX - Retail
    Model #: ADA3200CWBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103031

    $62.99 $62.99

    G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory Model F2-6400PHU1-1GBNR - Retail
    Model #: F2-6400PHU1-1GBNR
    Item #: N82E16820231085

    $79.99 $79.99

    SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series HD160JJ 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: HD160JJ
    Item #: N82E16822152020

    $50.99 $50.99

    LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With LightScribe and 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model SHM-165H6S - OEM
    Model #: SHM-165H6S OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106019

    $30.99 $30.99

    Subtotal: $432.94

    PRICE is in USA currency
  5. OniSMart

    OniSMart TS Rookie Topic Starter

    woow thx mate!!hAHAH JUST what i need!can it play WOW tho?what currency is it in
  6. Coth

    Coth TS Rookie Posts: 56

    What other games...

    What other games you going to play? A 7600GT will do good, much better than a 7100 series nVidia card. Consider that most games are not GPU-hogs except the Shooters.

    I had a SLI system that tore up WoW, dual 7600GS but a 7600GT will let you crank up the settings, it's not a very demanding game graphics-wise.

    A 3000+ AMD will tear it up for anything, you might consider even getting a 3800+ AM2 chip. I suggest an nVidia-base bus chip also, like the nForce series.

    If you have any questions about anything just message me.
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Every 3D game is a GPU hog. Oblivion isn't a shooter, Company of Heroes isn't a shooter. Supreme Commander isn't a shooter.

    And Athlon 64 3000+ won't "tear it up." Core 2's put even the fastest A64s to shame.
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Just change that 7100GS and get a 7600GT :) That would be a cool system :D
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